Completed in 2008, Golisano Hall is Hartwick's state-of-the-art academic building, The three-story, 36,000 square foot building houses academic departments, classrooms, breakout rooms, conference rooms, study lounges, and offices for faculty and staff.
In addition, the first floor is home to the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies and the Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement.
Golisano Hall is Hartwick's first LEED-certified building, and the first LEED-certified building in Otsego County. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification system developed by the the U.S. Green Building Council to provide specific criteria for green building design.
Energy efficiency, water conservation, and other green building features were incorporated into the design of Golisano Hall. The additional cost of environmentally sustainable design was supported by a Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative Planning Grant in 2006.
Golisano Hall uses approximately 75% less energy than the average building on campus. According to a study funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the energy savings associated with this project reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 79,000 pounds annually.
To learn more about Golisano Hall's green credentials, check out our virtual tour, Golisano Hall: LEEDing the Way.